Editorial Note

Thank you for reading this inaugural issue of inspired, OUM’s new e-newsletter on the practice, policy and philosophy of teaching and learning in and beyond OUM.

inspired was first mooted earlier this year by YBhg Prof Dato’ Dr Mansor Fadzil, President and Vice-Chancellor of OUM. The idea was to retain the focus on best practices in teaching and learning of TCX (Tutor Connexions, the now-discontinued e-newsletter out of which inspired emerged) but to widen the intended readership from OUM tutors only (as was the case for TCX) to OUM tutors and learners, as well as the interested public. Like TCX, inspired is published thrice-yearly, once in each of the three semesters OUM has in a year.

Putting together this inaugural issue has been fun and intrinsically rewarding, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank both the inspired team members for their patient contribution and the previous TCX contributors for the dedication they had put into the publication over the years. I would also like to extend my thanks to Razif Masri for the photographic work, and Nazrai Ahmad Zabidi for assisting in obtaining an e-ISSN number for inspired.

On behalf of OUM and the inspired team, we hope you will enjoy inspired and we wish you Selamat Hari Raya!

Dr David Lim